PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Tara”

Every Tuesday I turn the site over to a Midtown Lunch’er for their recommendations of places to eat Lunch in Midtown. If you want to work at the best Museum in New York City, today’s Lunch’er is a person you’ll want to kiss up to.  She also may have found a place that serves my favorite dish from Thailand…

Name: Tara


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Where in Midtown do you Work?:
MoMa, 53rd btw. 5+6th

Favorite Kind of Food:
Thai… The Peanut Curry @ Zabb City on 13th between 2nd and 3rd – specifically.  (Ed Question:  Peanut Curry?  Is that Kuaw Soi?  Because if it is, I need to go to that place immediately!!!!)

Least Favorite Kind of Food:
Mediterranean (I used to work at an Israeli restaurant – overdosed on schnitzel and the likes)

Favorite Place to Eat Lunch in Midtown:
KiKu (sushi place) – Kani salad

The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: KiKu, 50 W 55th St. (btw. 5+6th)Place you discovered on Café Duke on 51st – spicy ramen in the back – good stuff.

Dream job location for lunch purposes only, and why?: I’m an East Village girl, for lunch purposes.

Anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers?: I’m a fan of low-key, low priced places that don’t make me feel like I’m eating hair and cockroaches. I don’t think it’s too much to ask for, and yet, I get burned over and over. Thoughts? Suggestions?


Uh… move out of Midtown.  Unfortunately mice and roaches are a part of life while Midtown Lunch’ing.  I’d also recommend never going to this website.  Since the KFC/Taco Bell scandal they’ve been cracking down on inspections, and some of my favorites have not been spared.  A few big names from the mice list, and how you can be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er, after the jump…

I took a quick glance and saw Dervish Turkish, Al Baraka Turkish Buffet & Kati Roll all had “Evidence of live mice” listed on their inspections.  I stopped looking after that.  Eh… what are you gonna do?  (Considering my post yesterday, I’ll pretty much eat anywhere.)

If you have any recs for Tara, post them as comments below… and as always if you have any Midtown Lunch news or you’d like to be next weeks Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er, just email me at


  • If “evidence of live mice” will keep some people from going to restaurants, let’s start spreading rumors about Burger Joint. I’ve see a lot of mice hanging around the line at the Hallo Berlin cart too.

  • Big Z! Can you set me up with Tara? Hottie! On a lunch note – Turkey Burg Patty Melt w the onions at Burger Heaven rock…D

  • u a hottie TaRa…

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